Inglewood Social Security Attorney or Advocate

In December 2011, approximately 418,314 residents of Los Angeles County received SSI benefits. Nearly 149,090 additional Los Angeles County residents received SSDI benefits. Although all of these people were able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, the application process is anything simple. If you live in Inglewood—located in Los Angeles County—and cannot hold a job due to disability or illness, there are many Social Security Disability attorneys in the area who are available to help you get the benefits you deserve.

Many applicants find it helpful to learn about the two Social Security Disability programs before submitting their initial application. We have created the following page as a resource for those in need of more information about SSI or SSDI: Social Security Programs- SSI and SSDI.

Any other questions can be answered by a Social Security representative at your local Social Security office:

230 E Spruce Ave
Inglewood, CA 90301-2793
Telephone: 866-331-7694

Hiring an Inglewood Disability Attorney

Unless you are extremely knowledgeable about the Social Security Disability application process, it is easy to become overwhelmed and confused. If you find yourself in this situation, it may be in your best interest to consult with an Inglewood attorney or advocate. He or she can guide you through the application process and possibly increase your chances of being approved for Social Security Disability benefits.

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An Inglewood Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, Kern County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County, and Ventura County: Burbank, Pasadena, Altadena, Arcadia, Alhambra, Rosemead, Monterey Park, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Culver City, Montebello, Hawthorne, Gardena, Willowbrook, Redondo Beach, Torrence, Santa Monica, South Gate, Huntington Park, Downey, West Covina, and San Fernarndo.

The Beverly Hills Bar Association can answer any other questions you may have about the legal professionals in Inglewood:

Beverly Hills Bar Association
9420 Wilshire Boulevard, 2nd Floor,
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-3169

To speak with a local disability attorney or advocate, fill out a free disability review today.

Inglewood Disability Hearings

Although it is preferable to have your initial application for disability benefits approved, this doesn’t often happen. The majority of claims proceed to appeal hearings and are heard in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ). If your initial application is denied, you will need to schedule a hearing.

Most Inglewood disability hearings are held in the Los Angeles Downtown Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). As of right now, the Los Angeles Downtown hearing office is experiencing a wait time of 265 days and has a total of 2,651 pending cases.

If you find yourself preparing for a disability appeal hearing, the following statistics will give you some insight into how the Los Angeles Downtown hearing office operates: (These statistics are regarding the disability appeal hearings held in the Los Angeles Downtown ODAR between October 2012 and January 2013.)

  • 1,262 total disability hearings were scheduled
  • 74.80% of these 1,262 hearings resulted in an approval, denial, or partial approval.
  • The Los Angeles Downtown ODAR has 8 judges who handle disability hearings. Each handled approximately 2.6 dispositions daily.
  • Collectively, the Los Angeles Downtown ODAR handled a total of 20.8 dispositions daily.
  • 100% of all hearings were held in person. None were conducted using video conferencing technology.

While these statistics may be unimportant to you now, you and your attorney will find them useful—should you have to prepare for a disability hearing.

One obstacle that many claimants face is being unable to wait the standard 3 to 4 month period between scheduling a hearing and actually appearing in front of a judge. If money or health issues make it difficult for you to wait, contact the congressperson for the Inglewood area. He or she can inquire about your claim and even have your hearing rescheduled. Your congressperson's contact information is:

4959 Palo Verde Street
Suite 110B
Montclair, CA 91763
Phone: 909-626-2054
Fax: 909-626-2678

Complete the following form to receive a free evaluation with an Inglewood attorney or advocate:

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